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My ps3 will not work

I just bought my ps3 two days ago and we just plugged our hdmi cable in and the whole system just shut down what do i do???

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  • a_bomb_mx May 11, 2010

    yes

  • n_alspaugh May 11, 2010

    Was the PS3 working before you used the HDMI cable?

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Try pluging in the cables it came with first while on stand by hold down power on system for 10sec hope this works iif it does then try to switch to hdmi cord and reset system

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Ok you must be using a a/v cable at your house? And the hdmi cable at your brother in laws? If this is the problem its not the xbox hdmi cable. It doesnt matter all hdmi cables work the same. Its your settings. You need to hold you power button down and it should come on and beep twice then release it and a settings menu should pop up if it doesnt hold the power button down until it comes on and shuts off then hold the power button down again until it beeps twice. Hope this helps.

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First off, if you want to use the hdmi remove the supplied composite cable from the back of the ps3.
You don't need both plugged in at the same time, and I'm not sure with the ps3 but some video devices will not enable both at once.

Have your tv selected for whatever hdmi input you have it plugged into. They should be labeled where you plug them in.

With the unit in standby, switch off and red light in front, hold the power button by the disc tray for 3-5 second. You will hear it beep, after the initial turn on beep, then you should see a display set up screen.

If you switch back to the composite, you will have to do this over again.

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I have the PS3 and this TV and it works....Try this.

1. Turn ON TV
2. Connect HDMI from TV to PS3
3. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV for the PS3(important)
4.Turn OFF PS3 if it is ON.
5. hold [I/O] Power button on PS3
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I am currently working on this problem with a PS3.  Can you tell me what lead up the PS3 shutting down, did you remove a cable or anything prior to this?  I see you were playing Call of duty 3. If I find the cause tonight, I may be able to fill you in on what the cause is.

Repairtech@playstationclinic.com

 

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